12.19.2014

Another Cavalcade of Seasons and Songs

Fold the year’s pain
into renzuru--
everything you lost locked
in the heart,
head full of yearning,
embarrassments
like showy tailfeathers,
all your melodies memorized
in the wings.
Keep your crane of ghosts
and minor chords
creased in your notebook,
carry it with you,
stashed in your pillow for dreaming.

For my Real Toads, inspired by Kevn Kinney’s Broken Hearts and Auto Parts

11 comments:

  1. embarrassments / like showy tailfeathers

    what a killer line ~

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  2. That pillow sounds such like a hard one for a good nights sleep.. A melancholy so deep with those heavy wings.. Great poetry.

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  3. You had me with the first lines! Excellent image, well folded my friend.

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  4. "your crane of ghosts
    and minor chords"

    I keep mine deep inside as you suggest.

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  5. Th crane bit makes me think of origami.. Lovely!

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    1. rezuru = folding mutliple paper cranes linked together

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  6. Oh beautiful.....love the "embarrassments like showy tail-feathers" and the "crane of ghosts".

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  7. Oh how humans tend to want to hold on...I love the unique ways you describe in this...the embarrassments like showy white tailfeathers!

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